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lumpectomy

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noun lump·ec·to·my \ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē\

Definition of lumpectomy

plural lumpectomies

  1. :  excision of a breast tumor with a limited amount of associated tissue



1972

First Known Use of lumpectomy

1972

Rhymes with lumpectomy


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lumpectomy

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noun lump·ec·to·my \ˌləm-ˈpek-tə-mē\

Medical Definition of lumpectomy

plural lumpectomies

  1. :  excision of a breast tumor with a limited amount of associated tissue—called also ; compare quadrantectomy




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